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Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Dedicates 11th Habitat for Humanity House

Habitat House Dedication
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division dedicated its 11th Habitat for Humanity house Wednesday in Hampton. NNS has partnered with Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg since 2002 to build homes for families in Hampton Roads.

Ron Murray (front left), Newport News Shipbuilding's vice president of quality and process excellence, watches as Treasure Wynder cuts the ribbon to her family's new home. Behind Treasure are her sister and mother, Shakira and Shereen Wynder. Also pictured (left to right) are Michael Lee, vice president, United Steelworkers Local 8888; Shereen's father, Teko Wynder; the Rev. Cecil Collier; Steve Brown, Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority; David Hancock, president, Habitat for Humanity board of directors; and NNS employee Jeremy Scicchitano.


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Ron Murray, NNS' vice president of quality and process excellence, presented the house keys to Shereen Wynder and her daughters, Shakira and Treasure.

"While this house was built by the hands of shipbuilders, it will be filled with the heart of the Wynder family and the many people who have volunteered their time leading to the construction of this beautiful home," Murray said.

Also participating in the dedication ceremony were Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors President David L. Hancock, Hampton Redevelopment and Housing Authority Board Commissioner Steve Brown and other city and business leaders.

A team of NNS volunteers began building the 1,400-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house in Hampton in January.

"I am so excited to finally own my home," Shereen Wynder said. "I am actually looking forward to paying a mortgage instead of paying rent."

Habitat for Humanity partners with area families, local government, businesses, faith groups, schools, associations and individual volunteers and donors to build safe, decent, affordable homes and also to repair homes for lower-income families.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information about HII, visit:

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Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.